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Portuguese soldiers in protest march against budget cuts.

Retired Army officers also rallied in support of portuguese colleagues.. Photo Credit AFP

A protest against unprecedented cuts in the pay and benefits of members of the military has been staged in Portugal’s capital Lisbon.

But there were no shouted slogans at this rare military rally – that is prohibited by law, as is wearing uniforms at such events.

The armed forces are among many groups in society affected by a EU-mandated austerity programme plan.

It includes some of the harshest measures in Portugal’s modern history.READ MORE HERE